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'BuckWild' Star Shain Gandee Found Dead

Sad news for Buckwild fans this morning, as it was confirmed that Shain Gandee (21) from MTV’s reality show was found dead in his truck along with his uncle, David Gandee (48) and another unidentified body.

Shain and his uncle were last seen at 3am Sunday morning at a local bar, telling people that they were about to go 4-wheeling. 

Hours later his family issued a missing person’s report and were soon notified on his sad condition. 

Cast members of ‘BuckWild’ tweeted condolences to Shain and the Gandee family,

@JoeyBuckWild: “Sissonville will never be the same. I miss you brother.”

 @CaraFnParrish: “This is the emptiest I’ve ever felt. Please pray for Dale and Loretta.”

@MTV_Anna: “My heart is broken.”

@mtvshae: “Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Just going through the motions. Please pray for Shains close friends and family.”

@MTVs_Katie: “Everything doesn’t happen for a reason I don’t know why people say that.”

@Tyler_MTV: “God is with us always. Even though our buddy passed, he’s in a better place. God is taking care of Shain now. #PrayForGandeeFamily

MTV later released a statement:

"We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends.”

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R.I.P Shain “Gandee Candy” Gandee

Daily art thing, day 593 / Fantasy Inktober, day 19: Naga.

I had this idea of drawing something that’s half human - half snake. Doing a bit of research on what a Naga is, turned out they are mostly described as being in either human or snake form. In the end I took inspiration from statue representation  that seem to be mainly from thailand (just google ‘king naga statue’).

In other notes:

- I’m starting to get the hang of the maru nib, it’s a bit more temperamental than a crow quil but I like it.

-yesterday turned out to be rather crazy, topped by a flat tire on my scooter …. so yeah, falling behind a little bit more.


Nick Jonas may be a guitar instructor in the future.

While in North Carolina last month shooting his new film “Careful What You Wish For” Nick Jonas came upon to two young boys, Joseph and Noah, who were playing on their guitar and mandolin.

One of the youngsters took up the courage and played his favorite tune for Nick. 

Nick then had a turn playing the guitar showing his skills to his protege’s. 

“Nice guitar, I like it a lot.” He complimented. “Sounds better than mine.”

Nick then thanked the boys for letting him play and signed their guitars, that was not caught on camera. 

Tis the Season to get Witchy

Something about fall, pushing into winter always makes me want to cast. More than usual that is. In this time of cold, and darkness, with the absence of harvests, and no proper weather to plant for several months, I think about what it is I want to bring to my home and life. 


Warmth is a big one for me. I hate the cold, and I get cold easily. I bundle up in sweaters, fuzzy socks, and blankets starting in October, and you can usually find me under a growing pile of comforters and afghans until mid-March. I’ve always got a pot of water set to boil once the daily temperature dips under fifty degrees Americana (aka Fahrenheit, but since we’re just about the only country to still use said measuring system, it’s a bit of a joke I have to call it degrees Americana). I start looking for ways to bring warmth into my life magically, which can be a bit challenging for me since I don’t connect to the element of fire at all, so there often feels like something is missing when I just try to welcome the elementals into my hearth. So I look at what warmth is for me in the winter season. It’s family. It’s friends. It’s love and lust, and trust, and long conversations, and laughter filling up every corner of the house. So here are some important items for my warmth oriented witchcraft in the colder months:

  • cinnamon–not only is it a warming spice, but cinnamon is my go to protection herb, and feeling safe is important for me
  • apples–baked apples, apple cider, warm apple sauce, and apple pies. Apples mean prosperity and love for me. 
  • vanilla–vanilla is traditionally used for love and lust. It’s a subtle flavor though, it lends something delicate to dishes, and creates a lasting impression


Winter is the darkest time of the year. The days are short, the nights are long, and it can feel like shadows linger everywhere. I live where there’s too much light pollution to see many stars at night, and in the busy winter nights, I tend to forget to stop and appreciate the light held within the night. Light also symbolizes guidance though. While other times I may feel light-hearted, carefree and unbound…I find myself feeling lost more often than not around this time of year. That’s why there are some important symbols I use to help bring light and direction to my house:

  • candles–be they real or electric, a candle or lantern has a lot of meaning for me, as a beacon, and as a literal source of light.
  • stars–I like to bring in start symbolism, because it’s nice to remind myself of the light in the dark, even when I can’t see it. The other reason I like star shaped items, is I know how to find my way at night by stars, and it’s an important lesson for me to remember: when I’m lost and can’t see the light, just wait, let my eyes adjust, and then when I can see the stars, find my way again.
  • compasses–items referencing the cardinal directions help me to remember that just because I’m turned around, doesn’t mean the world has changed. North is still north, I just need to remember which way I’m going.


Winter is a harsh time. There’s little planting and growing going on in the winter, as nature goes dormant. It’s nice then to do little things to bring bounty to your home. So, things that have a strong tie to prosperity for me:

  • fish bones–fish represent prosperity for me, they’re a bit of a treat, and something that tends to get dressed up to feel “fancy” at my house when we cook, even cheap fish. I’ll save a few bones to bring prosperity into my home
  • bread– bread, especially the rising kind, rather than flat bread, means prosperity and gain for me. I leave bread to rise, and double in size normally. That’s pretty symbolic of growth and gain in my book.
  • coins–this one is pretty obvious, but coins for prosperity. 
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Dad and son duo, Will Smith and Jaden Smith are closer than you think. 

While in Thailand to promote their film After Earth, host Woody of “The Woody Show” asked about their off-screen relationship. “I sense there’s a distance in terms of affection between the general and his son. Is it like that at home, or no?”

“Nah, we’re very affectionate,” said Will. “He even tried to kiss me once,” Jaden says, speaking way too soon because his dad planted a kiss right on his lips. 

Check out the clip at (4:50).

Join the discussion. Was this weird or innocent dad and son affection?

Worth Staying For

Dean and Castiel park the impala by a lakeside because Claire needs to pee. The silly circumstance proves to be a blessing in disguise when the time alone opens a new chapter for both men. 
~ Inspired by Dean’s confession in 10x16 and Jensen and Misha’s sunset photos from the set of 10x20. Set during episode 20 - Angel Heart. ~

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October 6th excerpt:

“Nothing hinky. No hexbags, no sulfur. What the hell is going on in this motel?” He absently grabbed a breadstick, dipping it into the warm marinara sauce.

“Save some for the rest of us,” Sam shot up from the side, his own torn off piece of bread in hand. Once Dean’s huge breadstick had cleared the small cup, he took advantage and dipped it in the warm sauce.

“And no double dipping!” Dean shot right back, not missing a beat.